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Not Trash, But Beach Reading

Not Trash, But Beach Reading

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is the President of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization working to empower people with disabilities to achieve the American dream. She works regularly with disability organizations, national, state and local policy leaders, workforce development professionals, media, employers, philanthropists, celebrities and faith-based organizations in order to expand opportunities for people with disabilities. Mizrahi has led numerous national polls and brought significant visibility to the issues of America’s 56 million citizens with disabilities. She is the co-author of a major toolkit on best practices on employment for people with disabilities and frequently hosts webinars on this topic. Mizrahi has published dozens of op-eds and publications on disability issues, including in USA Today, Huffington Post, The Hill and other publications. Dyslexic herself, she also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities. Reach her at

Ok, I admit it. I don’t like trashy novels. I like to read books where I learn something of value. I’ve read dozens of books on disability/papers issues. If you care about inclusion for kids with disabilities, here are the best reads going.

Let’s all Play

Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities

Jewish Community Guide to Inclusion by Shelly Christensen

V’Khol Banahikh: Jewish Education for All

Including Youth with Disabilities in Outdoor Programs

Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities

A guide to funding disabilities and special needs (free)

Happy reading!

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is the co-director of the Mizrahi Family Charitable Trust. She is dyslexic and could not read and write well until she was 12.

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